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Linn County News

Published September 20, 2023

 

Roland Jerome “Jerry” Rowe, age 95, of Iola, Kan., passed away Sept. 12, 2023, at Heritage Health Center, Chanute, Kan. Jerry was born at home on Jan. 18, 1928, in Bazine, Kan. He was the oldest of four children born to Roland Vernon Rowe and Millie (Mounce) Rowe.

Jerry attended school in Bazine and Garnett, Kan. He graduated in 1946 from Blue Mound High School, Blue Mound, Kan. Jerry was on the football team when they went undefeated. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and spent two years in the military.

Jerry and Rosalie Rebecca Priest were married on January 27, 1952, in Ozark, Ark.

Jerry and Rosalie moved to Ruskin Heights, Mo., where he worked at the Leeds GM Plant in Kansas City. Jerry and Rosalie moved to a farm between Blue Mound and Mound City in 1962, where he farmed and did construction.

Jerry lived through a lot of things, including the 1930’s dust bowl in western Kansas and a tornado that destroyed the family home in Ruskin Heights in 1957. Jerry enjoyed playing his guitar, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin. He was a 50-year member of the Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers, and Singers, Inc.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie; his parents; sister, Bonnie Roper; 

OBITUARIES

Mary Tinsley ~ 12-15-1935 to 04-09-2024

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Linn County News Published April 10, 2024   I, Mary Tinsley; being of sound mind and steadfast in my faith died today. My body decided to give out. Here I am, onto my next adventure, carried home to heaven by these wonderful angels shouting, ‘She is here, She... [More]

Frederick John “Fritz” Johanning, Jr. ~ 08-10-1948 to 03-26-2024

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Linn County News Published April 3, 2024   Frederick John "Fritz" Johanning, Jr., age 75, of Blue Mound, Kan., passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City... [More]

Doris Maxine Basore ~ 01-02-1920 to 03-10-2024

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Linn County News Published March 13, 2024   Doris Maxine Basore, age 104, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away Monday, March 10, 2024. She was born in Bates County, Mo., on Jan. 2, 1920, the daughter of Ray and Verna Chapman Lacy. She graduated from Rich Hill High School... [More]

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NEWS

Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation to hold music festival

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The Mine Creek Battlefield Foundation was started in 1995 by Dr. John Spencer. With the help of Arnold Schofield they formed a Foundation to raise money to procure land and save the Battlefield grounds. Through their fundraising efforts the Foundation was able to purchase... [More]

SEKMH presents outreach program to commissioners

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The Linn County Commissioners heard from Director Nathan Fawson and Bryan Cook with Southeast Kansas Mental Health (SEKMH) during their regular meeting on Monday, Apr. 8, regarding a new outreach program they have been working on. Fawson told commissioners that SEKMH was formed... [More]

Linn Valley residents respond to council appointment

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At Monday night’s Linn Valley City Council meeting, the first item on the agenda was the appointment of a new council member to fill the vacancy created by the recent resignation of former Council President Brenda Muncy.   Mayor Lew Donelson announced his appointment... [More]

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SPORTS

Jayhawk softball sweeps Crest

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The Jayhawk Linn softball team traveled to Crest on Apr. 4 for a league double-header against the Crest Lancers. The Hawks won both games of the double-header as the first game was 7-0 and the second game was 21-4. In the first game both teams were scoreless through the first... [More]

Prairie View track takes on tough challenge at Paola

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The Prairie View track team traveled to Paola on April 4 to compete in the very challenging Paola Invitational. The Buffalos did well as the girls team placed fifth with 56 points and the boys placed 10th with 11 points. The girls were led by Laney Schaffer and Bree Allen.... [More]

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